Leeds University Library

Recommended reading

Language: Structure and Sound, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Leendert Plug
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Preliminary reading (to try before teaching starts)

Bauer, L. & Trudgill, P. 1998. Language myths. London: Penguin.

Crystal, D. 1997.  The Cambridge encyclopedia of language. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapters 1 and 2. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

McGregor, W. 2009.  Linguistics : An introduction.  London: Continuum.

Pinker, S. 1994. The language instinct. London: Penguin. Chapters 1, 2 and 12. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Pinker, S. 1999. Words and rules : the ingredients of language. London: Wiedenfeld & Nicolson.

Yule, G. (various editions) The study of language. Cambridge: CUP.

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Required reading

Bauer, L. 2007. The linguistics student's handbook. Edinburgh: EUP.

Genetti, C. ed. 2014. How languages work : an introduction to language and linguistics. Cambridge: CUP.

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Ashby, M. & Maidment, J. 2005. Introducing phonetic science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Ladefoged, P. 2006. A course in phonetics. 5th edition. Boston: Thomson and Wadsworth.

Ladefoged, P. 2004. Vowels and consonants. 2nd edition. London: Blackwell.

Catford, J. C. 2001. A practical introduction to phonetics. 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Roach, P. 2001. Phonetics. Oxford University Press.

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Ashby, M. & Maidment, J. 2005 Introducing phonetic science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapter 9.

Katamba, F. 1989. An introduction to phonology. London: Longman.

Gussman, E. 2002. Phonology : theory and analysis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

McMahon, A. M. S. 2002. An introduction to English phonology. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Roca, I. and W. Johnson 1999. A course in phonology. Oxford: Blackwell.

Spencer, A. 1996. Phonology : theory and description . Cambridge, MA: Blackwell. 

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Bauer, L. 1983. English word-formation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Bauer, L. 1988. Introducing linguistic morphology. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Katamba, F. 1993. Morphology.Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Matthews, P.R. 1974. Morphology : an introduction to the theory of word-structure. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Fabb, N. 2005. Sentence structure. 2nd ed. London: Routledge. [Special recommendation!]

Brown, E.K. & Miller, J.E. 1991. Syntax: A linguistic introduction to sentence structure. London: HarperCollins.

Comrie, B. 1976. Tense. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Comrie, B. 1976. Aspect : an introduction to the study of verbal aspect and related problems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Lyons, J. 1968. Introduction to theoretical linguistics.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapter 7 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Palmer, F.R. 1971. Grammar. London: Penguin.

Palmer, F.R. 1986. Mood and modality. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Payne, T.E. 1997. Describing morphosyntax : a guide for field linguists. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Radford, A. 1988. Transformational grammar : a first course. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Shopen, T. ed. 1985. Language typology and syntactic description. (3 volumes) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Tallerman, M. 1998. Understanding syntax. London: Arnold.

This list was last updated on 16/09/2017